This contest has ended as of 11:59 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. The winner will be announced Monday, Jan. 16.
Need an escape from the January doldrums? We've got your ticket — well, two, actually. Porterhouse Productions has kindly offered us a pair of tickets for the upcoming Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival to give away to a lucky MBTB fan. As the name suggests, there will be beer aplenty, but wine, cider and mead also will be on tap! Read on for details about how you can be entered to win...
Celebrating its third year, the Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival will bring more than 40 breweries, wineries, cideries and meaderies together in a single location: The Village at Grand Traverse Common, the historic former mental hospital that's been redeveloped into a bustling hub of residences and retail.
The beverages may be the stars of the Feb. 11 show, but they're not the only appeal. There also will be local food vendors and cuisine pairings, fire dancers and bonfires. Funktion, Heatbox, Crane Wives, Dragon Wagon, Whitey Morgan and the 78's, Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums and Laith Al-Saadi, among others, will perform music ranging from Honky Tonk to dance to blues. And at the Silent Disco, patrons can don headphones and dance to music that passers-by can't hear. The entire event runs 4-10 p.m., but multiple downtown Traverse City after parties will cap off the night.
Attendees must be age 21 or older. The $30 per person ticket includes five 7-oz. pours, a tasting cup, all entertainment, and shuttles between downtown Traverse City and The Village. If, by chance, you don't win our contest, you can purchase your tickets to the festival online at http://www.porterhouseproductions.com or in person at Left Foot Charley, Oryana or Blue Tractor. Tickets at the door, if any remain, are $35 apiece.
Proceeds benefit Bay Area Recycling for Charities, a Traverse City-based nonprofit recycling service provider that allows consumers to designate the charities that benefit from BARC revenues.
How can you win through MBTB? It's simple: Look for the OFFICIAL MICROBREW CONTEST POST on our Facebook page (you may have to do a "find," depending on how many other posts have piled up on top of it) and reply to it with the phrase "I deserve to win tickets to the Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival because _______" and fill in the blank. If you don't use Facebook, you can email us your reply at email@example.com; please use "Microbrew Contest" as the subject line and include your first and last names and city of residence. The more creative, funny and detailed, the better!
The contest runs through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. We'll randomly draw from all participants (using our trusty random number generator) and announce the winner on Monday, Jan. 16. You must be at least 21 years old to enter the contest, and your responses may be reprinted on MichiganByTheBottle.com.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!